Mets very concerned about Shaun Marcum’s neck

Posted: March 26, 2013 in News, Spring Training
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By Steven InmanimagesCAU5LIB3

Shaun Marcum is now dealing with a neck issue that arose during his last bullpen session on Monday and the Mets are now very concerned. The Mets are now targeting Game five vs. the Marlins for Marcum not Game two or three, which had been the original plan. Even that may be a stretch though based on the concern of pitching Coach Dan Warthen. “I think everyone has legitimate concerns, I mean, it’s a place where we’ve never known it to be before. We have to have it examined and find out where we are.” Warthen said.

Marcum is being examined by Mets doctors Tuesday morning. Another scenario for Marcum would be to put him on the disabled list and back date it so he would be eligible to pitch the 7th game of the season due to off days.

Just when it seemed as if the Mets were starting to get healthy, another key player goes down with a significant yet unknown injury. It is unclear if Marcum will be ready for the season but as soon as there is an update, BrokeMets will have it.

  1. Mike Young says:

    Thanks for the up date Steve. Unfortunately, one of the consistentsies of our Mets franchise is that those injures one way or another just keep on coming. Again, like it or not , the Mets may soon have no choice except to bring up Zach Wheeler whether they like it or not. By the way, why isn’t Kyle Lohse an option for the Mets? I can’t recall hearing that he signed a 2013 contract with any team yet. So, what is up with him, anyway?

  2. Steven Inman says:

    Kyle Lohse was never an option because of the draft pick compensation attached to him like Michael Bourn. Besides Lohse signed with the Brewers on a three year deal worth around 33 million.

  3. Mike Davis says:

    Who is out there that could potentially sign for cheap? Who would you go after, Steve?

    • Steven Inman says:

      Well the only free agent starter of any value at all left is Chris Young. The Mets have some interest but I believe that is unlikely. The trade options are much more intriguing. The Dodgers have EIGHT starting pitchers making 5 million or more so maybe a guy like Aaron Harang or former Met Chris Capuano make sense. Or you can go to Houston for one of my personal favorites Bud Norris who could be had on the cheap. Thanks for the comment hope this helped!

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